Ruoyu Sun

Ruoyu Sun
Ruoyu Sun
  • Adjunct Associate Professor
(217) 300-0166
209D Transportation Building

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  • B.S. in Mathematics, Peking University, China, 2009
  • Ph.D in Electrial Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2015.


I am an assistant professor in UIUC IS&E department, and affiliated with CSL and department of ECE. Previously I worked at FAIR (Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research) as a visiting researcher. Before that I was a postdoctoral scholar in Dept. of Management Science & Engineering at Stanford University, working with Yinyu Ye. I obtained my Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Minnesota in 2015, under the supervision of Zhi-Quan (Tom) Luo. I received the B.Sc. degree in mathematics from Peking University, Beijing, China in 2009.

Academic Positions

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Stanford University, 2015.06-2016.05
  • Visiting Scientist, Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research, 2016.06-2016.12

Research Areas

  • Data Analytics
  • Operations Research

Selected Articles in Journals

Articles in Conference Proceedings


  • System and Method for Transmission Point (TP)Association and Beamforming Assignment in Heterogeneous Networks . Ruoyu Sun, Mingyi Hong, Hadi Baligh, Zhi-Quan Luo, and Meisam Razaviyayn. U.S. Patent App. 13/757,303, filed Feb. 2013.


  • INFORMS Optimization Society Student Paper Competition, Honorable Mention (2015)
  • INFORMS George Nicholson Student Paper Competition, Second Place (2015)

Recent Courses Taught

  • IE 310 - Determin Models in Optmzation
  • IE 510 - Applied Nonlinear Programming
  • IE 598 ODL - Optim Theory for Deep Learning